industrial hemp

Government
2:52 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Kentucky Sheriffs' Association Holding Judgment on Legalizing Hemp

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Kentucky Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Jerry Wagner says his group hasn't decided on supporting or opposing legalizing industrial hemp. Wagner and other members of the KSA board met with Agriculture Commissioner James Comer yesterday in Frankfort for more information on the subject. Comer has come out in favor of legalizing hemp.

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Government
12:36 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Kentucky State Police Not OK with Legalized Pot

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This month, voters in Colorado and Washington elected to legalize marijuana in their states. And this week, the superintendent of the Indiana State Police told his state’s lawmakers that he supports legalizing and regulating marijuana.

The traditionally hard-line stance American officials have held against marijuana is relaxing in some places -- but don't expect Kentucky law enforcement to follow along.

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Agriculture
6:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Comer: Marijuana Votes in Other States Bolster Kentucky Hemp Efforts

James Comer
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Kentucky Agriculture Secretary James Comer said recent measures in Washington and Colorado to legalize marijuana use will only strengthen efforts to allow industrial hemp in the commonwealth.

Marijuana and hemp are considered cousins. Hemp is grown for its fiber and oil and it can'’t be used as a drug like marijuana can.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Industrial Hemp in the Jackson Purchase

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The Kentucky Hemp Museum is looking to make the Jackson Purchase its new home. The museum, which was previously located in Lexington now hope to settle in Christian County, once hotbed of industrial Hemp Growth. WKMS’s Drew Adams spoke to Kentucky Hemp Museum Director Katie Moyer about the move to the Purchase, the uses for hemp and why it’s different from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana. 

Business
3:58 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Kentucky Hemp Museum Looks to Settle in Pennyrile Region

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The president of the Kentucky Hemp Museum hopes to make Hopkinsville its new home. The museum had been a private collection in Lexington, consisting of various agricultural equipment and related memorabilia.  

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2012 General Assembly
8:55 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Hemp Support Growing in Kentucky

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Efforts to allow hemp production in Kentucky appear to be growing despite the defeat of another legalization effort this year in the General Assembly.  State Senator Joey Pendleton has repeatedly introduced hemp legalization bills in an effort to restore a crop that was a major industry in Kentucky decades ago.

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